County Seat: MasonEst: 1858
County Borders: N: McCulloch; NE: San Saba; E: Llano; S: Gillespie; SW: Kimble; W: Menard
Population (2011): 3,984Businesses (2010): 131COL Index (2008): 75.7
Zip Codes: 76820, 76842, 76856, 76869Area Codes: 325Time Zone: CST
Center Line Coordinates: 30° 45′ N; 99° 11′ W
Major Highways: US 87, 377; TX 29, TX 71; RR 1871Rivers: LlanoLakes: N/A
Area: 929 smElevation: 1,300 to 2,200 ft
CITIES AND TOWNS: Art; Field Creek; Fredonia; Grit; Hedwigs Hill; Hilda; Katemcy; Koockville; Loyal Valley; Mason; Pontotoc; StreeterAll of Mason County is within the Texas Hill Country. For our definition of the boundaries of the Texas Hill Country, see: Definition & Maps.
MASON COUNTY COURTHOUSE: Located in Mason on the Mason County Square, at 201 Ft McKavitt St. Built in 1909, in Beaux Arts style, with a center dome and clock tower, gable front porticoes, two-story doric columns, and rusticated stonework with contrasting stone lintels. This is the third courthouse and survives the first that burned in 1877 and the second that sustained fire damage in 1900. (Note: the street name is spelled “McKavitt” while the apparent source of the name is actually “McKavett” after whom Ft McKavett was named.) See more history about the courthouse and area at the Portal profile for Mason.
COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS:
WEATHER: Weather Underground
MEDIA COVERAGE: Latest News
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Tourism, Hunting, Fishing, Ranching
HANDBOOK OF TEXAS ONLINE: TSHA
COUNTY TXGENWEB PROJECT (genealogical/historical information, including cemeteries, markers, maps, census data, surname queries): TXGenWeb
See listings in each town, and: Mason County Cemetery Photos, Facts & Directions
AMERICAN RED CROSS, Hill Country Chapter: 830-257-4677;
333 Earl Garrett, Kerrville, TX 78028. firstname.lastname@example.org. A humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serves Blanco, Gillespie, Mason, Menard, Kimble and Kerr counties.
HILL COUNTRY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER: 512-756-2607; 1001 N Hill, Burnet, TX 78611. Serving Blanco, Burnet, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, & San Saba Counties. Multi-disciplinary agency to facilitate the prevention, detection, investigation and treatment of Child Abuse. Provides free services to abused children and their families. . E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.hccac.org.
HILL COUNTRY HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: 325-347-9400; POB 463, Mason, TX 76856. http://thcha.org, firstname.lastname@example.org. Supports the social welfare and economic well-being of Mason County and the surrounding Texas Hill Country by protecting private property rights and the environment through research, education, publications and programs; to identify pertinent community issues; inform the public and motivate citizens to respond; and to encourage and enhance the role of local governments.